He might not necessarily be in line for selection this weekend but West Coast have elevated Brad Dick to their senior list just in case he is needed for the finals.
The Eagles made their move today just ahead the 5pm deadline for promoting rookies for the AFL finals campaign.
Dick, who got an AFL lifeline from West Coast this season after parting company with Collingwood, has been in strong form for WAFL club East Fremantle. He showed he had fully recovered from a knee reconstruction that forced him from the Magpies' list.
According to Eagles contracts manager Craig Vozzo on the club website the decision to upgrade the 24-year-old was "made on the basis that it would provide maximum selection flexibility for the club during the finals series".
West Coast picked up Dick with the No.68 selection in last year's rookie draft.
He played 27 league matches for the Magpies after being drafted in 2006.